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, they will consider how will each side argue its case and defense attorney mark o'mara, you know, he tried to physically prove zimmerman's innocence earlier this week. >> so, george zimmerman, trayvon martin. the injuries on mr. zimmerman's head consistent with somebody doing this on cement? >> i don't think so. >> how about this? how about somebody resisting the attempt, the injuries the two lacerations? could that have come from cement? if somebody was resisting me pushing down? >> i believe so. i believe it was a culmination of downward force, whether it was from pushing or striking and i know clearly by the injuries to his face and that would drive him back, his head striking hard into the concrete. >> meanwhile, the prosecution tried to paint a very sinister picture of the defendant. >> why does this defendant get out of the car if he thinks that trayvon smarnt a threat to him? why? why? because he has got a gun. he has got the equalizer. is he going to take care of it. he is a wanna be cop. he is going to take care of it he has got a gun. and my god it's his community and is he not g
and this is their first time to talk about it among the jury. >> thank you. today zimmerman's lawyer mark o'mara talking to jurors for almost three hours. >> i've called this case the bizarre-o case in my practice because sometimes it seems like it's turned upside down to me. not saying that you should agree with that but a perspective i have had in this case. how many could have beens have you heard from the state in this case? how many what ifs have you heard from the state in this case? well, they don't i don't think anyway, they don't get to ask you that. so, let's talk about my burden to prove to you beyond a reasonable doubt of his innocence at the risk of confusing you, i'm going to request that you not allow me to confuse you as to the standard. but i want to show you what the evidence has shown concerning my client's absolute beyond question, beyond a reasonable doubt innocence. >> how did he do? joining us is our legal panel, in washington, bernie grim, jim hammer, here in sanford, florida, ted williams and diana tennis. ted, i almost -- i think i almost had a stroke as a defense lawyer hearin
charge would be appropriate. >> let's see what our panel says. mark o'mara, press conference after court today. he says his client really wanted to testify. it's baloney. i don't buy that. that was for the benefit of the media. no way in the world this lawyer wanted his client to testify or george himself did. what do you think? >> i have to agree with you. sfwlimerman would have to be stuck on stupid to get anywhere near the stand. the fact about it, he has testified at least on four different occasions, and are you going to hear in closing arguments, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, he testified, gave testimony to the police when he didn't even have -- hadn't lawyered up. >> good fortune, likely that there is an obstruction on manslaughter. that's a big victory for the prosecution, isn't it? >> it's huge. i think the prosecutor overshot in opening statement, arguing second degree murder. as a prosecutor, i don't think that charge is here. never thought it is. i don't think it falls into the realm of manslaughter. now, does the prosecutor modulate that? does he lead them essentially in
, correct? >> i don't understand what you're trying to ask me. >> and that was defense attorney mark o'mara questioning trav von ma martin's mother earlier today. one of the toughest balancing act, questioning a victim's mother. did he pull it off? thank you for being with me tonight. steve, this is tough. they had to call the mother obviously, the prosecution, a little bit of an emotional move there. right at the end of the prosecution's case in chief. what did you think? >> i think as you said, it was absolutely necessary, and it is a good piece of evidence. if anybody can identify the voice on that tape it is his mother. but the reality is, of course, it cuts both ways, because she, of course, is going to want to hear his voice, so her testimony is somewhat junior mined. one additional point that came out of testimony, to put this into context to remind the jurors, just what is going on here. a young man lost his life and that's terrible. >> it is. that's tragic and the defense has to get up to question her, of course, and you've got six women on the jury. >> but it was an a, b, and back
? >> not the way that she has with the defense and it doesn't seem to be with lead defense attorney, mark o'mara, all with don west. i don't think we'll see those tomorrow, because it sounds like mark o'mara is putting the show on for the defense. >> family of trayvon martin there today? >> they were there today. a tweet this morning from trayvon's mother, she has had a hard time, but she's going to put herself together and strand strong. >> george zimmerman's wife was there, mother was there, uncle who testified was there and two cousins there. >> convicted of manslaughter, the lesser, do you know the penalty? >> i think it's at least 15 to 20 years. >> a lot of time. thank you, holly. >> certainly. >>> a big scene at today's closing arguments. the prosecutor calling george zimmerman a liar. >> where did he go, which direction? and i said i don't know. he cut down from here and made a right. >> did you catch that? did you catch him in one lie right there? he originallyly to the police over and over, before anybody -- even after his interview, didn't know the name of the street and when they let
to ask me. >> and that was defense attorney mark o'mara questioning trav von ma martin's mother earlier today. one of the toughest balancing act, questioning a victim's mother. did he pull it off? thank you for being with me tonight. steve, this is tough. they had to call the mother obviously, the prosecution, a little bit of an emotional move there. right at the end of the prosecution's case in chief. what did you think? >> i think as you said, it was absolutely necessary, and it is a good piece of evidence. if anybody can identify the voice on that tape it is his mother. but the reality is, of course, it cuts both ways, because she, of course, is going to want to hear his voice, so her testimony is somewhat junior mined. one additional point that came out of testimony, to put this into context to remind the jurors, just what is going on here. a young man lost his life and that's terrible. >> it is. that's tragic and the defense has to get up to question her, of course, and you've got six women on the jury. >> but it was an a, b, and back to a proposition. the fbi voice expert said, a,
florida after attorneys completed their closing arguments. george zimmerman's attorney mark o'mara george zimmerman shot trayvon martin because he simply had no other option. and spriewrts failed to prove he committed a crime. >> they have to take away reasonable doubt. they have to look at this case and say to you, ladies and gentlemen of this jury, hi, we're the state. we have proved this case beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt because we have connected every dot that falls in line that leaves nothing but conviction and they just didn't. >> harris: things got -- popping inside that courtroom. o'mara, bringing in life size cutouts of george zimmerman and trayvon martin to illustrate their size differences at the time of the deadly confrontation. and he hauled a piece of sidewalk into court to demonstrate how it could be a dangerous weapon if you are slamming somebody's head into it. >> i will be held in contempt if i drop this, so i'm not going to do some drama and drop it on the floor and watch it roll around. but that's cement. that is a sidewalk. and that is not an
attorney mark o'mara revealed today that the defense has a few more witnesses to call. he hopes to rest his case tomorrow. if that happens, this trial could come to an end before the week is over. the major revelation from today is the testimony of forensic pathologist dr. vincent de mayo. take a look at what he had to say. >> by the nature of this case, it's more about determining whether the physical evidence is consistent with mr. zimmerman's account. it's my opinion that the muzzle of the gun
the state attorney's office. >> reporter: george zimmerman attorney mark o'mara giving the jury one last arguments that the evidence of self defense far outweighs the state's case of murder. o'mara played a computer animation showing the fatal minutes between zimmerman and trayvon martin, it shows martin throwing the first punch, the two then wrestling on the ground and sidewalk until the fatal shot. o'mara also had the courtroom sit in absolute silence for four minutes, the time between zimmerman's call to police and the gunshot. four minutes where o'mara suggests martin planned a surprise attack in the darkness. >> the guy that didn't go home when he had the chance to, there was a guy who decides to lie in wait, i guess plan his move, it seems, decide what he was going to do. >> reporter: trayvon martin bought skittles and a drink at a nearby 7-eleven, then walked home to his dad's girlfriend's house, when zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader saw him as suspicious, followed him, called police. he told them threshold for murder beyond a reasonable doubt is high. o'mara carried real
on this in the morning. mark o'mara zimmerman's attorney will call a few more witnesses and some time tomorrow, shep, rest their case. >> shepard: phil keating in central florida. the issue of race in this case has played a significant part in the trial. explicitly as undercurrent that slips into the state's narrative. prosecutors have said george zimmerman profiled trayvon martin as a criminal. and they have played previous phone call zimmerman made to police to support suspicious characters. each who, with, was black. but prosecutors are not the only ones who can use race to try to prove a point. today the defense insinuated that race may have played a part in the initial charges of george zimmerman. team fox coverage continues. trace gallagher live for us. the defense here, trace, was trying to show that there was tension between city leaders. >> yeah. in fact, former sanford police shep bill lee, shep, has testified that city manager a man named martin bonapard. lee said he recommended the 911 calls where screams can be heard in the background trayvon martin. they should hear them individually i
a doubt for mark o'mara for the pictures taken of george zimmerman hours after the shooting where it appears he's got maybe a broken nose, blood trickling down from his nose and on the bask his head, those two lacerations which he says came from hitting his head on the back of that concrete and he says that's his self-defense claim, that he really had a reasonable fear for his life at that moment that he could either be killed or have great bodily injury. that is when he utilized the stand your ground law here in the state of florida, pulled out his tech..9 millimeter hand gun and shot one bullet into the heart of trayvon martin. after the defense' closing argument, there will be a short rebullets by the judge will give the jury their instruction which is include manslaughter as an option. back to you. >> steve: thank you very much. we just saw the judge welcomingment jurors into the room and we could actually see those big cutouts you were talking about over the shoulder of mr. o'mara who is commencing right now, his closing argument. >> brian: you see those. >> steve: plus, it s
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